Glowing, fresh skin is something we would all love to have, its one of the most common requests I get within my treatment room. I hear a lot of comments such as. “My skin feels dull, I look tired all the time, I would just like to look fresh.” Here are some of my top tips to help you achieve this at home and whats best to leave to the treatment room.
Top tips to get glowing skin at home
The holy grail of glowing skin is to cleanse morning and night. Throw out the face wipes and use a proper facial cleanser! Double cleansing in the evening, the first to remove makeup, the second cleanse is to massage the facial muscles and work the cleanser.
Add in your Vitamins to your skincare via serums – serums are super charged products that can enable key ingredients to be in formulas which can penetrate further and have more of an impact. Vitamin C is vital for skin health and glow and if you’re not pregnant Vitamin A also available from plant form will brighten a improve skin cell turnover
Face Masks – the power house of your at home routine, fruit acids, enzymes, witch hazel, white clay will all bring a glow and radiance to the complexion. I would recommend using a face mask twice a week on most complexions and apply while in the bath or after a hot shower when the pores are open
Ditch the lattes, that much caffeine and milk in one almost pint size cup, just not good to get that glow!
Add in a green juice daily, not necessarily a detox but a daily part of your life routine
We like it hot but the skin likes it cold too. Switching the water temperature to cold in the shower or after you’ve cleansed your face has so many skin radiance benefits, fresh blood flow, therefore fresh nutrients feeding the skin, and warm water on its own is just drying to the skin.
Leave it to the Pros
Peels – these can be skin changers; peels can be scary yes some of down time and increase the level of skin peeling but this is for rejuvenation, they stimulate your natural water production, cell turnover, balance pigments, sebum production, calm inflammation. The benefits of the correct peel can be fabulous.
Nutrition advice- yes read blogs, magazines and books, but if you’re suffering from more specific skin, health, gut, hormonal concerns get some professional advice and guidance. I regularly see clients with skin issues who I then may refer to a nutritionist, it can be life changing for not just a glowing skin but radiant whole health.
Technical facials – the benefits of combining some technology can be face changers, stimulating skin cells, muscles, collagen production in a way you just can’t recreate at home.
Massage like a pro- yes please massage your skin at home to get more out of your at home routine. If you book in for a for facial the massage a well trained therapist will be able to carry out should be totally tailored and suited to your skin and facial needs to make a huge difference, supporting the lymphatic system for extra detox and drainage for radiant skin to natal face lift techniques.